Recently one of the preacher boys at church as been doing alot visiting/soulwinning/what ever you want to call it in a trailor park near our church. As a result he has gotten alot of kids to come to Sunday School and Church. We don't acutally have a bus, but several members have been picking up the kids. This influx of kids has placed a burden on the Sunday School teachers. Classes have gotten bigger, the kids don't always have the background to know as much as others. My wife told me that she faced a situation yesterday in that one of the kids didn't even know who Jesus was. She had never faced that before. The kids also have been playing around durring the service, getting up to go to the bathroom, going to the nursery, etc. Last night Pastor presented his plan for dealing with this situation. I would like any ideas anyone else may have on this. My wife and I discussed Pastor's plan and have some doubts as to if it will work. Here is what Pastor proposed: 1. Instead of regular Sunday School classes for 4 -12 year olds, they will all meet together and one of the preacher boys will conduct a "class". The "teachers" will help maintain control of the kids. This "class" will include memorization of some verses, singing some songs, a short message and an invitition. 2. After this "class" the bus kids will be taken home before the service. My feelings/thoughts on this plan: 1. The age range is too great for the kids to get much out of it. It will either be too simple for the older ones, or to complex for the younger ones. Either way the kids will loose interest. 2. The Sunday School teachers have effectively been demoted from teacher to hall monitor. 3. The parents of the bus kids arn't going to send them for only an hour. They are looking for a free babysitter. 4. How are we going to get the parents to come with this plan? We are going to try it for a month and see what happens. Im just wondering if any of your churchs have faced anything similar.